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Lessons: Framing

People often ask about composition, and how to take “the best” picture of a scene. And the answer I give is not very satisfactory to many people, because there are many “best” pictures of a scene. What drives you, and … Continue reading

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Lesson: Composition

This is going to be a quickie – I’m in Prague right now, sitting in the hotel, waiting for my turn at the shower before heading out to a day of museums and galleries. Good composition is critical to making … Continue reading

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Lessons: White Balance Settings

When shooting in JPEG mode, even if you make no adjustments to contrast control or other presets through your camera’s menu, your camera company makes certain assumptions about how photos ought to look and has base settings for color, contrast, … Continue reading

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Lesson: Walk Away (No Picture)

Sometimes, when I’m editing my photos, I get bored. I simply cannot stand to look at one more tram, mountain, flower, or cityscape. They all blend together, and the great images look exactly the same as the average ones. I … Continue reading

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Lesson: Cropping

Cropping is an interesting topic. There are many who say that you should never crop, always compose so that the entire scene, and only that scene, is in your frame. As you might guess, I don’t completely agree with that. … Continue reading

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